Dark Art ¦ Photography Suicide Girl with a Gun by Danielle Tunstall

Dark Art ¦ Photography Suicide Girl with a Gun by Danielle Tunstall

Dark Art ¦ Photography Suicide Girl with a Gun by Danielle Tunstall

Suicide Girl with a Gun image, copyright Danielle Tunstall - all rights reserved

Part of a series of images from the liquid metal, carb0-plastic, hydrogel and permacrete core of visual creators on the Internet.  Images that stir my senses and evoke plots and concepts for what I’d like to see (or fear) in the future.

I like this image for the cold black and white simplicity of it.  Any sci-fi & dark fantasy or cyberpunk character could reach this point. It’s a T-shirt print.  A statement about life and our continuous and intimate dance with death, the moment when an individual has to decide… how much is too much to bear?  Or is there coercion behind the picture? Does the woman shed a tear in frustration and surrender at a situation (or unseen agent) that is forcing her to take this action?

For me it dials into the internal imagery I hold in my head of the two female characters in the cyberpunk thriller, Iron Man Project; Camille Kuehnhert and her fragile existence of wealthy and luxury at the cost of violent abuse from the man who has decided he effectively owns her, and the mysterious “lucy” who has done such a good job at severing all ties to her past that she barely has any identity to call her own.  Both woman face moments in the novel where pulling a trigger would be a simple solution to the spirit crushing torment of the story they find themselves in. And in this they reflect the gold rimmed horizon of hope and possibility… that maybe, just maybe, there’s another way through this, another way to make the pain end.

Danielle Tunstall has a vast repository of images she’s created and showcasing on her website, definitely worth a look if you’re into the darker side of Cyberpunk, verging on horror, smeared in blood and infection.

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David J Rodger – DATA


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